Quinn Do has been eliminated. Down to just 2,000 chips (and no add-ons left), Do had committed a significant percentage of his stack against one opponent prior to a flop, at which point the rest went in.
Do had , and was behind his opponent's . The turn brought the , giving his opponent a boat. And the river was the , eliminating Do.
Scott Fischman was just eliminated here in Level 3. Holding , he got the last of his chips in on a board containing a seven and two diamonds. His set was best, but had to fade the river versus an opponent holding -X-X.
Unfortunately for Fischman, the river brought a non-pairing diamond, thereby making him an early knockout.
Three players limped, and both blinds came along, too, including Mike Sexton in the small blind. The flop came , and it checked all of the way around. The turn was the , and this time Sexton bet 300, getting just one caller in middle position.
The river brought the , pairing the board. Sexton checked, and his opponent fired out a bet of 1,000. The Ambassador of Poker nodded as if expecting as much, rechecked his cards, and mucked.
Sexton has used his add-ons, and has 6,800 at present.
Andrew Lichtenberger raised to 275 from the cutoff and was called by both the small and big blind. The three saw a flop of and all decided to check.
When the hit the turn, the small blind bet 550 and the big blind folded. Lichtenberger gave it some thought but tossed in his cards. He is currently sitting with 7,100, having used all his rebuy chips.
Dan Heimiller arrived a little while ago, taking a seat to Cliff "JohnnyBax" Josephy's right. Just now he was asking the table about the add-on chips. Heimiller recently played in Event No. 19 -- the $10,000 Deuce-to-Seven Draw Lowball championship -- which was also played using this rebuy-like format.
Here Heimiller was confused, because the add-on (2,000) is actually more than the starting stack (1,500), whereas in Event No. 19 the players began with 7,500 then had three 7,500 add-on chips.
Josephy offered to explain. "1,500 plus three 2,000 chips... that's 7,500," he said.
"You're right," smiled Heimiller.
"How do you win at poker, Dan?" cracked Josephy.
However he does it, Heimiller has done some winning today, pushing his stack to 7,000 while still having one of those add-on chips behind. Josephy meanwhile is sitting with 4,850 with no add-ons left.
With the end of the last break came the end of the event's registration; as such, a number of new players have made their way into the tournament. A new table was opened for some of the late players and what a table it is.
Currently, Table 64 is home to Lyle Berman, Phil Galfond, Freddy Deeb, and Erik Seidel. Unfortunately the table probably won't last too long since it will be among the first to break as players are eliminated.